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Heritage of Wayanad :-


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1) Eddakal Caves:-

If you think of Wayanad, then Eddakal caves must

be in your list.
These caves are considered to be one of the earliest

center of Human Habitation. 

It's a fascinating neolithic cave sight, which has drawn

serious attention of archaeologists and historians

worldwide through the pictorial carvings found on

its walls, indicating prehistoric civilization or settlements here.
Inside the cave you will find ancient stone scripts, pictorial wall inscriptions of Human and animal figures,wheels,bows,knives,trees and so on.

With at least three distinct sets of carvings, the earliest thought to date back over 3000 years, it is assumed that the Edakkal caves have been inhabited at various stages in History.
It is believed that Human habitation have been here for at least 10 centuries before Christ.

The caves were discovered by Fred Fawcett, a police official of the erstwhile Malabar state in 1890 who immediately recognised their anthropological and historical importance.

Distance:- Kalpetta: 28 kms, Sulthan Bathery: 12 kms, Mananthavady: 45 kms
Timing: 0900-1600 (Mondays are holidays)

2) Chain tree:-

It's a large ficus tree in Vythiri near the entrance of

Wayanad, with heavy chain anchored to the ground

and tied around the stout branches of the tree.

There is a legend associated to this place, of a British

engineer and a local tribal youth. It says that even

after many repeated attempts the British engineer

failed to create a passage through the forests of Wayanad, then a tribal youth Karinthandan guided him with the route. The engineer was reluctant to share the glory of discovery with anyone, so he killed the tribal youth and whose soul according to the legend,constantly haunted subsequent travelers. It is believed that a Priest then chained the troublesome spirit to this tree.

It is said that as the tree grew the length of the chain has also grown up over the time.

Distance: Kalpetta- 16kms, Suthan bathery- 41kms, Mananthavady- 51kms

3) Thirunelli temple:-

Popularly known as Dakshin Kashi, this temple

dedicated to lord Vishnu is nestled amidst forests

and mountains and draws pilgrims from all over

the world.

This ancient temple is believed to be dedicated to

lord Vishnu by lord Brahma.

Distance: Kalpetta- 64kms, Suthan bathery- 71kms, Mananthavady- 29kms

4) Papanashini:-
It is the spring and river near Thirunelli temple.

Emanating from the heart of Brahmagiri flowing

through the roots, leaves and flowers of ancient

trees and medicinal herbs, Papanasini is reputed

to wash away all sins committed in a lifetime.

It is further believed that Papanasini is the confluence

of the rivers Ganges and Saraswathy.

Distance: Kalpetta- 64kms, Suthan bathery- 71kms, Mananthavady- 29kms

5) Pazhasi Raja's Tomb:-

Pazhasi raja was known as the Lion of Kerala,

and was one of the earliest of kings to revolt

against the Britishers.

He took refuge in wayanad hills and restored the

traditional Guerrilla warfare against British forces.

This Lion of kerala was downed in a ferocious encounter

in 1805. This tomb marks the point where Pazhasi Raja was cremated.

Distance: Kalpetta- 35kms, Suthan bathery- 42kms, Mananthavady- 1kms
Timing:   0900-1600

6) Thrisillery Siva temple:-

It is believed that performance of ancestral

rites at Thirunelli temple remains unfinished unless

followed by offering at this temple.

Within the premises there is a shrine dedicated to

Jaldurga which is believed to have been installed by

Parshuram himself, who came to Thirunelli to perform the last rites after his father's death.

Distance: Kalpetta- 50kms, Suthan bathery- 25kms, Mananthavady- 41kms

7) Seetha Lava-Kusha temple:-

It is the only known temple dedicated to the

sons of lord Ram. Locals connect this temple

to many episodes of Ramayana.

Distance: Kalpetta- 50kms, Suthan bathery- 25kms, Mananthavady- 41kms

8) Wayanad Heritage Museum:-

One of the best-maintained museums in Kerala,

the Wayanad Heritage museum also known as 

Ambalavayal Heritage Museum houses a rich

collection of artefacts which stand in testimony

of the fact that there had been an advanced

civilisation which existed in the mountains of


It is managed by the District Tourism Promotion Council

Visitors can see many stone weapons, stone carvings, 14th to 16th century sculptures, potteries of Megalithic Age, hunting equipments, clay sculptures and other interesting artefacts. Idols made of hard and soft rocks, which were believed to be worshipped by the ancient people too can be seen in the museum.

The relics were unearthed from Muthanga, Nalluvayal, Edathara and many other places of the district.

There is also a multi-media theater near the Museum which offers a show for tourists.